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47 years in business
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8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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we like him at first but he took a long time to do the work. I still need another person to come in an finish the bathroom the way I want it. Left track marks in my small lawn which I had to buy dirt to fill in because I was afraid that someone would fall and hurt themselves or break a leg. Advised him that we would keep the floor but when he left I noticed that there was a lot of paint on floor and compound from the walls, since I had knee replacement surgery I can't kneel down to clean it which is very frustrating. He did put in the vanity for the bathroom ok but he most often forgot to bring his own tools. I was advised that I had to buy all the materials myself but when I did he didn't like what I got and then had to go to the store and get it himself.Oct 27, 2018VerifiedInterior Definitions's reply
The valves supplied by the customer required soldering but due to the proximity of the wall created a fire hazard. The valves i supplied did not required soldering. The supply tubes the customer supplied were twice as long as necessary that makes it difficult to install. I asked if he had a screw driver handy when he said it was downstairs i said I would get mine from my van which I did. The customer pointed out she was unhappy with the paint on one wall i repainted all the walls. I asked the customer if he had any problems with my work he stated the job looked good. As for having to hire another contractor to finish that is correct however that arose from problems That existed with their house. First was a slow drain that they knew about but did not inform me about. I informed them i do not do drain work but stated I would try to clean the drain to the best of my ability but they stated they would call a drain company. The other thing was the ceiling exhaust fan. They stated they would get a fan that was a match to the one they had. If course it was bigger than the original. The problem however was the fact that there was only 1 n 1/2 inch clearance between the top of the fan and the roof exhaust vent. The exhaust fan exit is on the side requiring the exhaust tube to be routed above the fan. You simply cannot fit a 4. inch tube in a 1 n 1/2 inch space. I informed i could install the fan but that would require additional work. I think they did not believe me because they did not want me to do that job. That was their decision. The extended time in part resulted from the fact that on three different occasions i was not able to gain access due to them not being home. In closing had they informed of any complaints i would have remedied them even after I was paid in full that is just the way I run my business.
George A. S.
Answered my call quickly, arrived promptly to discuss what was needed, agreed on the fee, and then setup a time to do the work that satisfied my needs. Arrived that day on time, and completed the project in a timely manner. Courteous, efficient, professional, and reasonable, what else do you need?Aug 11, 2018
Burrell C. C.
Jim did a excellent job on the tile work in the tub area for my mom's and step in Safe Step Walk-in Bathtub. He performed excellent work. Thanks, again Jim.Aug 16, 2016
I contracted James to do some work for me on my house. The job required some original thinking to solve a problem on my sunroom roof that had been plaguing me, and which three other repairmen were unable to successfully solve. James was up to the task, able to envision what needed to be done, and worked tirelessly to complete the job (in miserably hot weather!) As of this date, the work continues to hold up, problem solved. I was impressed with his congenial and respectful way of communicating, and his willingness to stay with the job until I was satisfied. Ability is one thing. People-skills are another. James has both. I fully recommend James for your job!Aug 15, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing is by the job. Since in many cases the project may have more than one discipline involved it is difficult to have a standard model. However I itemize my contract so each item has a corresponding price attached, I do not just give one price for the entire job. This way the customer can see if there is an area they can do better in they are free to do that.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to view the project before pricing the job I work on a contract basis not an estimate basis, this way the customer knows the price going in. I do not charge my price from that stated in the contract for the work agreed upon.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?44 years in the business plus I have taken courses in B.O.C.E.;S. for both electric and plumbing however my work experience has contributed greatly to my knowledge. I am able to perform in all aspects of the trades,from the ground up. I started out doing dry wall but over the years I have branched out.